It is important to spend the time and listen to parents and patients as to what concerns them the most with any neurological issue or symptom.


Medical School

  • University of Miami , 1985 , Miami , FL


  • Boston Children's Hospital , 1986 , Boston , MA


  • Boston Children's Hospital , 1990 , Boston , MA


  • Boston Children's Hospital , 1991 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

I’m a people person from way back. I had a superb mentor, Martha Denckla MD, a leader in the field of developmental disorders of childhood. I had originally wanted to be a teacher. Most neurological problems are entities that people have to live with for a long time. I take on the role of ‘teacher’ in regards to understanding the neurologic process and how it plays out in the individual.


I trained in the Longwood Neurology Program and specialized in Child Neurology.  Afterwards, I was a clinical fellow in Behavioral Neurology. I was involved in research on medulloblastoma, motor impairment in children with attention problems, learning disabilities in children with neurofibromatosis, William’s syndrome and outcome of children after surgical corrections for congenital heart disease. 


  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Neurology


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  1. Requirement of sequences outside the conserved kinase domain of fission yeast Rad3p for checkpoint control. Mol Biol Cell. 1999 Oct; 10(10):3223-38. View abstract
  2. rqh1+, a fission yeast gene related to the Bloom's and Werner's syndrome genes, is required for reversible S phase arrest. EMBO J. 1997 May 15; 16(10):2682-92. View abstract